Human Rights Beyond Borders

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This research project is funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (in the Consolidator category) awarded to Dr Ralph Wilde, who leads the project as Principal Investigator.

The Project

States have an impact on human rights not only in their own territories.  Also, often there is an extraterritorial impact—on people in the rest of the world.  From drone strikes to economic sanctions, states affect human rights beyond their borders.  This interdisciplinary project aims to provide a critical evaluation of the law and policy of whether and to what extent international human rights law is and should be applicable extraterritorially.  It covers both civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.  For more information about the project coverage, click here.


The project will produce a series of published outputs.  For those already available, see here.

Audio and Video

For audio visual project outputs, see here.


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